HISTORICAL NOTES…

Basilica Cistern, where based on the middle of Historical Peninsula of Istanbul; opening its gates every year for millions of tourist with its magnificent and mysterious structure…

It built by Byzantine Emperor I. Justinianus in 542 for supplying City’s water demand. Even though there is still water inside,it became one of the most historical artifact of Istanbul.

By standing column’s magnificense in the water it is called “Yerebatan Sarayı”(Palace of Cistern) by local people.

It built on 9.800 m2 huge field Cistern has 336 pieces marble pillars and today it accepted one of the most important touristic point of the World. One of the important point of the Cistern is having Medusa’s Head Statue, is it one of the most popular statue of the Roman Empire.

At the present time,it is still a big question,Medusa Head, from where and by whom has been brought and putted inside of Cistern.

If you also would like to have fun by historical journey and meet with the touch of history,you should visit Basilica Cistern…